Inside Reporting: A Practical Guide to the Craft of Journalism
This text does for reporting what Tim Harrower's The Newspaper Designer's Handbook has previously done for design: make it fun and accessible to newcomers. Harrower is an award-winning editor, designer and columnist who has previously taught at Portland State University and currently conducts journalism workshops. Inside Reporting emphasizes the basics but also provides a wealth of information on online reporting and packaging stories in more visual, interactive ways. It also includes more useful information on feature writing--from stories to reviews and column-writing--than any other text in the field.
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FCQUOTED 77 SO WHERE DO OPINIONS BELONG IN JOURNALISM ?
Journalism , it has been said , presents a maximum of Journalists debate these
questions endlessly . And information with a minimum of opinion . But isn't it the
But opinion - writing is different . In editorials , columns and reviews , the writers '
opinions aren't just allowed , they're encouraged . They're essential . Opinion
columns appear throughout most publications . Commentary on current events is
Keeping opinion out of the story too often means being a fancy stenographer . ” -
Geneva Overholser , journalism professor at the University of Missouri To use
these remarks as a direct quote : “ All too often , a story free of any taint of
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As a journalism adviser, I found this to be an incredibly valuable resource. Harrower presents bite-sized bits of usable information to beginning and experienced reporters in high school and college ... Read full review
A thorough and interesting textbook, but the page layouts are annoyingly busy and complex, distracting from an otherwise easy-to-read source of information.